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federation of labor in congress of industrial organizations. joining us now in the booth is wisconsin congresswoman and candidate tammy baldwin. welcome. >> it is a delight to join you. last week in tampa it was about wisconsin paul ryan and tommy thomson and scott walker and cheese head revolution. i suspect you have a different take on wisconsin politics? >> i do. and in fact tomorrow i will get a chance to address the convention and talk about the wisconsin that i know. [h/ is a little bit different than the image i think people saw in tampa last week. >> tell me about it. well, it's heartland values the work ethic. if you work hard and play by the rules you can get ahead but for too many people that is not happening and it it has to do with who is writing the rules and to whose benefit. and it's crystallized in the choice facing the nation and voters in wisconsin too. >> democrats have been a strong presence in wisconsin and yet governor walker with the moves to tighten up on collective bargaining, there was the effort to recall him from office that did not work. democrats have ta
-mails, and tweets. >> not a debate between former wisconsin governor tommy thompson and u.s. rep tammy baldwin. this debate is hosted by the wisconsin broadcasters association. the cook political report raised his race a tossup. this is one hour. >> good evening. radio and television broadcasters are pleased to continue our public affairs broadcasts tradition began in 1990 sponsoring debates in major political campaigns. the debate will be broadcast over 80 wisconsin television stations. this evening's debate will engage the two leading candidates in their first face- to-face debate. former wisconsin governor tommy thompson and second district congresswoman tammy baldwin. this debate is made possible by generous grants from wisconsin aarprsities and wisconsin. >> good evening, everyone. these are my friends. >> our universities and students are pleased to sponsor this debate between the major candidates for the u.s. senate. to be competitive in a global knowledge economy wisconsin needs to expand educational opportunity. this is our mission at the association. we also believe good government d
-span 2. >> first lady michelle obama was in wisconsin friday at this campaign stop in appleton. this was her second visit to wisconsin in a little more than a month. it's half an hour. [cheers] >> thank you so much! yes, i'm very excited to be with you all today. i want to start by thanking eli for that very kind introduction for everything he's doing for this campaign. i want to thank a couple of -- one more person as well. i want to recognize former senator russ feingold. [cheers] thank you for everything you've done for this state and everything that he's doing for the campaign here in wisconsin. and most of all, i want to thank all of you, especially all the students here at lawrence university. thanks for being here. yes! yes! now, you all seem pretty fired up and ready to go. [cheers] and that's great because i'm feeling pretty fired up and ready to go myself. yes indeed. you know, the wonderful thing about coming out into the country, coming and doing rallies, speaking to you guys is that i get to do one of my favorite things -- i get to talk about the man i have loved a
to be put on the ballot this november, but over in wisconsin, they're starting to see the badger state's budget improving after governor scott walker rolled back the power. and toby, which state has it right? >> and i'm looking at the numbers here. and my gosh, wisconsin, they're not that far apart. i don't know if you know the geography there. >> thank you, toby. >> and number one, and any way you measure it, unemployment rate, the debt, the way that they-- the taxes have gone up, by dropping rate and they're the quintessential state like the mind warp. and somehow michigan's gone into a time warp and just gb back to the 1960's, we're going to do great here or maybe through the 1990's, i don't know. but wisconsin up. michigan needs a brain check. >> brenda: what do you think, susan? >> well, i think michigan is looking at what happened in wisconsin and is saying, we don't want to see the rights of our workers stripped away by the whim after politician and toby, when you look at the wisconsin budget and pick apart what they did to close the gap, the majority of it was cuts in education
on that story and a whole lot more coming up in this hour. >>> president obama arrived in milwaukee, wisconsin, an hour or so again. he will begin his trip in that battleground state with the fundraiser. later, mr. obama will address voters at a grassroots event exactly one month before early voting begins there. nbc's mike vacqera joins me. blasting the president say he has ignored the state for 222 days even as he has racked up the national debt. what is the thinking behind president obama's visit today? >> he wants to win wisconsin, it's as simple as that. if you look at the map, it's one of the nine states we identify here at nbc news as the battleground, or toss-upstates if you will. this not withstanding the president took wisconsin from john mccain by six percentage points four years ago. folks think it's going to be a lot closer to the situation back in '04, craig, when president bush ran against john kerry and there was a difference of not six points, but 4/10. the president has not spent money on the air. the race has tightened up somewhat. some of that can be attributed to the fact
of the wisconsin decision holding back support for unions putting money into these candidates. and they face defeat there. looks like that might be up in the air with some of the actions going on now. i do think there is a changing of the guard in terms of the privacy of labor unions. what unions were to do is run these very effective get out the vote strategies. important swing states. and that might be a problem going forward. >> yes thank you so much. we will see you again a little bit later this hour. don't go too far. >> all righty. has the president seen a bump in polls following the convention in charlotte? we'll take a close look at the numbers there right after this. also the duke and duchess of cambridge trying to keep the topless photos of kate under wraps. they are taking legal action. details on that straight ahead. ...what should we invest in? maybe new buildings? what about updated equipment? they can help, but recent research shows... ...nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can
, the u.s. senate race debate between deb fischer and bob kerrey. then the u.s. senate race in wisconsin. after that, women reporters talk about the 2012 campaign. now, republican deb fischer debates it democrat bob kerrey for the opened democrat senate seat -- for the open senate seat and nebraska. this one-hour debate from omaha is courtesy of ketv. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> the u.s. candidate for senate for nebraska will answer questions from a panel of journalists. please join me in welcoming the republican candidate, deb fischer -- [applause] and the democratic candidate, former u.s. senator bob kerrey. [applause] our panelists are ketv reporters. each candidate will have 90 seconds to answer. they will be given 30 seconds of rebuttal time. our audience includes guests of both candidates. we ask you to refrain from any displays of approval or disapproval and hold your applause to the end of the debate. we thank the omaha community playhouse for providing this beautiful venue. we begin with our
lete. it's her first down now after the 35 so wisconsin used a time-out in the third quarter so they got two left. >> todd: fifth year senior older guy, who played a lot of football -- >> referee: o'brien running out of time. got away from the rush. and just gets rid of it over the wisconsin sideline. eric martin was the guy trying to wrap him up and danny o'brien wheeled away from him and have that out of bounds without losing any yardage. >> tim: i don't think you have a threat of him beating him or -- you cover abbrederis as much as awe can if you're nebraska. >> brad: injured player martin probably a cramp. # >> todd: speed rushers came leading the team in sacks. this givings wisconsin a chance to come over and huddle around the coaching staff. up and okay. well, as okay as you can be when you get a cramp. >> kirk: quite honestly i think danny o'brien, not that he played great but he played okay earlier in the year, he was walk walking that a very difficult situation because of what wilson did when he transferred in last year and the great success he had. w
the energy is wisconsin governor scott walker, who spoke about the enthusiasm he saw right after mr. romney chose wisconsin congressman paul ryan as his running mate. wisconsin, one of the key battleground states, has gone democratic in the last six presidential elections. as dean reynolds reports, president obama made his first campaign stop in wisconsin today, hoping to make it seven. >> it is good to be in milwaukee. >> reporter: wisconsin's 10 electoral votes are like catnip to both campaigns, so attractive, mitt romney even picked native son paul ryan as his running mate. >> we're counting on wisconsin. let's get it done! thanks, you guys. >> reporter: the president has visited the state eight times since taking office, and is here again today. the race was basically even after ryan joined the republican ticket in august, but our latest poll shows the president pulling ahead. charles franklin of the marquette law school survey found a similar, alarming trend for romney. >> the state has moved away from him since mid-august. he needs to stop that movement and bring it back. >> reporter:
for the secretly recorded votape. we'll talk with governor scott walker of wisconsin, next. we have big dreams. one is for a clean, domestic energy future that puts us in control. our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in america and supporting wind and solar. though all energy development comes with some risk, we're committed to safely and responsibly producing natural gas. it's not a dream. america's natural gas... putting us in control of our energy future, now. i've been a superintendent for 30 some years at many different park service units across the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter. >> chris: mitt romney had a tough week trying to explain secretly recorded remarkings he made last may in which he said 47 percent of americans don't pay federal income taxs and think of themselves as victims. we are joined by romney support
, tennessee, phoenix, arizona, and madison, wisconsin. that's because what happens in our state legislatures directly affects our taxes, schools, roads, the quality of our air and water -- even our right to vote. politicians and lobbyists at the core of this clever enterprise figured out how to pull it off in an organized, camouflaged way, covering their tracks while they put one over on an unsuspecting public. this is the story of how and why it worked. our report was many months in the making. it's a collaboration between tom casciato and kathleen hughes, the filmmakers at okapi productions and the schumann media center that i head. schumann supports independent journalism and public watchdog groups like the center for media and democracy, whose investigators have been tracking the footprints of alec, an organization hiding in plain sight, yet one of the most influential and powerful in american politics. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i've often told people that i talk to out on the campaign trail when they say "state what?" when i say i'm running for the state legislature. i tell them that the decisions
. in the next few minutes, president obama arrives in wisconsin, taking his campaign to paul ryan's home state. it is his first trip, the president, that is, there since february. with only a month to go before early voting starts, it's a state that could play a role in deciding this election. athena jones is with the president, traveling with the president, that is. you're becoming the advance team, too. he has two events there and he rides in with a lead in the polls in that state. so is he trying to keep down any possible bump the republicans might be getting from adding ryan to the ticket or what is the real ambition here? >> good afternoon, fredricka. they want to make sure they can keep wisconsin in the win column. in 2008, the president won this state with 14 points, by 14-point lead. and wisconsin has been a pretty reliably blue state. the last time it went red in a presidential election was back with ronald reagan in 1984. of course, putting paul ryan as a running mate for romney changed the game a little bit. we haven't seen many recent polls with the president with a huge lead. rece
of this mess? we will ask a key romney support, wisconsin governor scott walker. gibbs and walker only on "fox news sunday." plus, new polls in key battle ground states give a boost to the president. we'll ask our sunday group if the upcoming debates are romney's best chance to turn things around. and from a stop at a burger joint to grandkids on a campaign flight, we'll go on the trail all right now on "fox news sunday." >> chris: and hello again from fox news in washington. with antiamerican violence across the islamic world and growing questions about what really happened at the u.s. consulate in libya national security has finally become part of the presidential campaign. joining us is obama campaign senior advisor and former white house press secretary robert gibbs. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> chris: last sunday, the same show, the u.s. ambassador susan rise came on the show and i asked her about the attack in benghazi. here is what she said. >> the best information and the best assessment we have today is that in fact this was not a preplanned premeditated attack.
, north carolina, virginia new hampshire ohio, wisconsin, iowa, colorado, nevada. those 11 -- excuse me, those nine states total 110 electoral votes up for grabs. up here has got the electoral countdown based on the red and blue. doesn't have the yellow states in it. so obama right now ahead 237 electoral votes to romney's 191. of course, you need 270 to be able to clinch a nomination. so i want to share with you polls that were released this past week. some today. some over the past few days. it gives you an indication of how the electoral map changes when the polls are added. so virginia, so if i'm going to put virginia in romney's camp because today marketing came out with a poll that says romney beats obama today 49% to 44%. 13 electoral votes to romney's total. ohio, that goes to obama. same polling. gravis marketing. obama, 43. that adds 18 electoral votes to obama's column. north carolina, north carolina we're going to get to obama. 1 point romney. that was yesterday. yesterday was also florida.
minutes ago an activist wisconsin judge has struck down governor scott walker's courageous law to limit collective bargaining rights for public workers. the judge says it violates not only state law but the u.s. constitution also. and we have more breaking news tonight. the u.s. downgraded by the egan-jones credit rating agency citing that ben bernanke's quantitative easing will hurt the american economy, reduce the value of the dollar and lower our credit quality. we're going to come right back with that. but folks, $500 billion and nearly so of new fed money, it's already spurred a 4% stock rally over the past two weeks just on the rumor. 287 points up this week alone. markets closed up today. now, even though i disagree with bernanke, i'm going to show you how $500 billion will help the market, at least in the short run. plus, if ben bernanke thinks the economy is so bad that he had to act so quickly and dramatically, then the question becomes can mitt romney walk through the bad economy door that mr. bernanke has now opened? we'll get to that later in the show. now, let's turn back
away from us, take collective bargaining away from us in wisconsin. scott walker limited our right to bargain and have a union. john kay sick tried to do the same thing in ohio. we were able to beat him back by more than a 2-to-1 margin. what doing now is mobilizing, organizing and educating our members. this is possibly the most important election organized labor has been faced with for many many years. we've under attack like never before and we have to fight back. >> ifill: mr. hoffa, here we are in north carolina, probably the least unionized state in the country. organized labor has made it clear that they weren't particularly happy with this choice. are you still unhappy? >> it is what it is. we're here and we're going to parts ate and play a major role in this campaign. and support barack obama. i think we could have had a better selection. now that we're here, i mean, we're all in this together. organized labor is 100% behind barack obama and the democratic party. so i think you're going to see a tremendous turnout here. i'm excited about being here. we have a lot of suppor
whose fortunes are on the rise, wisconsin's tammy baldwin. mitt romney isn't succeeding as a solo act so the romney campaign is putting mitt romney and paul ryan on the campaign trail together, sort of a karaoke duet, i guess. what does it tell you the big draw on the republican ticket is the number two guy? let me finish tonight with how the democratic party has a huge opportunity to grow after this election. this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> now that there's no chance of a republican replacing todd akin in the missouri senate race, claire mccaskill is hitting akin hard for his we'll be right back. >>> there's an attempt on the right wing to delegitimatize president obama, an attempt to declare our president not really an american. >> i would like to have him show his birth certificate. >> i wish this president would learn how to how to be an american. >> no one's asked for my birth certificate. >> this talk and false welfare ads is what president obama faces in the next 41 days. alex wagner host of "now" on msnbc and eugene robinson is a pulitzer prize winning columnist f
the center for media democracy, a nonprofit investigative reporting group in madison, wisconsin. in 2011, by way of and alec insider, she got her hands on the virtual library of internal documents. she was amazed by its contents. a treasure trove of actual alec model bills. >> these are the bills that were provided by the whistleblower. that is just the index. >> there were more than 850 of them. 850 boilerplate laws that alec legislators could introduce as their own in any state in the union. >> bills change a lot of it harder for americans to vote. those were our bills. they could dramatically change the lives of people. bills to make it harder for unions to do their work were alec bills, basically to block climate change agreements were alec bills. when i looked at them, i was shocked. i did not know how incredibly extensive and deep and far- reaching this effort to rework our laws was. >> she and her team began to plow to the documents to compile a list of people who work or had been alec members. they found hundreds of corporations from coca-cola and koch industries to exxonmobil, p
in wisconsin is to living in the polls and the key swing states. which is also paul o'brien's home states. coming up former president both clinton and face the nation chatting with him on the latest residuum matchup and talking about his advice to this congress from getting things done on face the nation at 8 30 this morning on cbs 5. speaking of the vote and getting out on tuesday the hosta rally to maximize voter registration to make sure that all eligible voters and alameda county is a registered and ready to cast their ballots come november. the congresswoman barbara lee will lead the meeting and oakland coinciding with someone other similar events around the country and the idea is to fight voter i.d. laws. great a victory for birth control advocates this weekend with access to contraception is getting easier. and lenders is to prescribe birth control. the other ways the new law will help women's health. >>> women think governor brown with a round of applause is a sense into law a bill to increase women's access to corporate control. the state prepares to add 2 million people to met
rove is taking notice. wisconsin candidate tammy baldwin joins me next. >>> and later, we'll have all the highlights from the first debate between massachusetts senator scott brown and his challenger, elizabeth warren. it got ugly early on. we'll take you live to boston later on. stay tuned. you're watching "the ed show" on msnbc. here's what happened... i was talking to my best friend. i told her i wasn't feeling like myself... i had pain in my pelvic area... and bleeding that wasn't normal for me. she said i had to go to the doctor. turned out i had uterine cancer, a type of gynecologic cancer. i received treatment and we're confident i'll be fine. please listen to your body. if something doesn't feel right for two weeks or longer, see your doctor. get the inside knowledge about gynecologic cancers. knowing can make all the difference in the world. >>> coming up, the 47% comments are taking a toll in the polls. republicans like tommy thompson of wisconsin acknowledge they could take a hit as well. thompson's challenger, tammy baldwin, joins me next. >>> later, mitt romney tries to w
the senate is looking better for the democrats by the day and karl rove is taking notice. wisconsin candidate tammy baldwin joins me next. >>> and later, we'll have all the highlights from the first debate between massachusetts senator scott brown and his challenger, elizabeth warren. it got ugly early on. we'll take you live to boston later on. stay tuned. you're watching "the ed show" on msnbc. ♪ [ female announcer ] pop in a whole new kind of clean. with tide pods. just one removes more stains than the 6 next leading pacs combined pop in. stand out. >>> coming up, the 47% comments are taking a toll in the polls. republicans like tommy thompson of wisconsin acknowledge they could take a hit as well. thompson's challenger, tammy baldwin, joins me next. >>> later, mitt romney tries to win over the latino voters with new ads but he still won't get down to specifics on his policies. and we'll have a full analysis of the debate between massachusetts senator scott brown and challenger, elizabeth warren, with boston city councillor felix arroyo. share your thoughts with us on facebook and on twi
-existing condition. you did that. [applause] you are the reason that there is a university of wisconsin. [applause] you can afford to go to college now. war veterans on the new gi bill, you accomplished that. you're the reason that there is a family in green bay that got tax cuts to have more money to buy groceries, but gas in the car and pay bills. you're the reason that an immigrant who grew up here pledging allegiance to our flag will not be deported. [cheers and applause] y and outstanding soldier -- why an outstanding soldier can still serve in our military because it does not matter who you are. you did that. you're the reason that those families are welcoming home with their incredible men and women who serve us so bravely. you did that. i was trying to make this point the other day in florida and i said you cannot change washington just from the inside. you have to enlist and mobilize the american people to help bring about change from the outside. [applause] mitt romney heard me say that he started changing his speech. he got all excited. [laughter] i think obama made a gaffe. so he stood
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